Candidate Testimonials

“I loved working with Bayman Atkinson Smythe and dealing with Jane Taylor, I describe my whole experience as “one of the best”.  I have worked with other recruiters, but I found them quite unprofessional and usually I was the one chasing them.  I applied for a position through them which made me lose hope with the recruiter pathway to acquire my desired job.  Dealing with Jane changed my whole view of recruitment agencies and I still remember my first call with Jane.  She kept in regular touch with me, providing updates of each and every step of the process.  I was stuck with ideas for changing my job and then I had a detailed conversation with her.  She helped me in overcoming my reservations which resulted in getting my current job as a Service Charge Accountant.  Lastly, my experience was very good, and I would recommend Bayman Atkinson Smythe.  A huge thank you to Jane Taylor, she was really professional and helpful to me.  I wish her good luck in the future”

“I would say the service has been professional, personable and very helpful. I had only one role that BAS put me forward for and I was successful in that role.  I have also recommended this agency to others”

“I’ve found the professionalism and close attention that BAS gives throughout the recruitment process a real help at a time when stress levels can be high, and you quite often have disappointments before you manage to secure a position. They work with you, not you for them or them for you - it’s a partnership .”

“I did enjoy my recent temporary assignment of which a great proportion was due to Bayman Atkinson and Smythe, in particular, Sarah Costin’s weekly calls to ensure that everything was going smoothly and that I had all the support I needed. Please pass on my appreciation to her.  Having had contact with several other recruitment agencies, I would consider yours to be one of the best. I could not fault the communication and information provided. Thank you for all your assistance. “

“BAS has fully supported me through my search for my next role. I had specific requirements, quite a list, Jane listened and acted on these. Even when placed in a temp to perm role Jane was always on hand for advice or just to chat over how things were going. Jane always acted in my best interests, continually professional and personable all at the same time. I would highly recommend BAS to anyone looking to make their next career move.”

“From the time I applied for the temporary position within the hour I received a call from Sarah at BAS Recruitment and from then on everything just fell into place.  It was very easy to communicate with the team and their response to any of my queries/questions has been very prompt.  The system BAS Recruitment use to record your hours worked was called Quba.  I must admit it took me a while and then a phone call to work out how to input my hours, but the team was onto it straight away.  I thoroughly enjoyed my temporary position and want to thank in particular Sarah, Melissa and the BAS team for making my experience with them and the position very positive and rewarding indeed.  I very much recommend BAS Recruitment for your recruitment needs.”.

“My words in this email are really not enough, I would like to thank Sarah Costin for finding me a job that completely suits my remit.  She listened, understood what I needed, and she delivered!!!! I have just finished my second week at my new job and it's so perfect.  The company is fantastic, my manager is brilliant, and all my colleagues are helping me out and its thanks to Bayman Atkinson Smythe.  Sarah Costin deserves a huge pay rise or promotion.  She has completely changed my life in the last six weeks, and I will always be truly grateful to Sarah and Bayman Atkinson Smythe”.

“My contact with BAS was Jane Taylor which was for an HR role.  I applied for the role on the Monday and received a call on the Tuesday. Jane was an absolute delight to deal with - I have dealt with recruitment agencies for some time throughout my HR career and I can honestly say, this was the best experience and one I won't forget. Everything was so clear and easy - I knew what was happening at every step even if there was no update, Jane called to update me and for a candidate in the job market (sometimes juggling multiple applications/recruitment agencies), this is amazing.  Fortunately, I got the role that I was put forward for and now I’m on the other side of the fence. Going forward, BAS will be my number 1 agency given my experience as a candidate and I can already see my relationship with Jane will be great from a customer point of view.  Jane is an absolute credit to BAS Recruitment, and I really look forward to working with Jane and BAS going forward”.

“I have known Claire for a long time, and she always goes the extra mile in supporting me during the job-hunting phase(s) and due to her charisma, she helped me secure my current and prior role.  I would also like to say a big thank you to Tracy who provided the extra support during the highs and lows during job hunting phase.  Overall, Bayman Atkinson Smythe have provided me with a professional service to the highest standard”. 

“I would like to thank everyone at Bayman Atkinson Smythe for their help and assistance over the past few weeks particularly Sarah for her professionalism and kindness shown to me at all times, I would definitely recommend the firm to anyone needing help for a new job.  Well done to all concerned and thank you once more”.

“All I can say is what a fantastic company you are, Sarah was exceptional from start to finish.  I felt we got to know each other very well and I found her to be very friendly, professional, and exact in her description of the job role I was put forward for.  After receiving the offer and having to give 6 weeks’ notice, communication by Sarah was welcomed as I found these 6 weeks stressful due to the response I received from my employer after working there for nearly 11 years.  Sarah to me went out of her way, doing more than what she really needed to do, but at all times being professional.  I would certainly recommend anyone to contact your Company if they needed to seek employment. Nothing to me needs to change.  I wish you all the success and give my very best wishes to you all, especially Sarah as I cannot thank her enough”.

“I have worked with many recruiters before, but none have been as polite, professional and as quick as Jane. She was attentive, responsive and extremely proactive in my search for a new role.  I enjoyed speaking with her and appreciated the time she took out to help with my search for a new role. She has followed up and kept in contact and even sent a congratulations card.  I appreciate her and know that this is a glowing representation of BAS.  I was very happy with the whole process and how swiftly everything went. If in the future, I am looking for another role, I will be sure to reach out to BAS specifically”.

“I highly appreciated the service your company provided and highly recommend your services to any job seekers. The process was quick and smooth. Also, after the recruitment process, Sarah contacted me several times to see my condition, that is something I really appreciated as it gave me a  secure feeling during my first 1-2 weeks with my job. Finally, I would like to give my gratitude to Sarah for being such a responsible recruiter. I wish Bayman Atkinson Smythe all the best”.

“Bayman and "sisters" have been fabulous in the 3 key areas of Interim Assignments: 1) Assistance in securing new assignments by their excellent communications. 2) Top class administrative support during assignment. 3) When things went astray through no fault of theirs, by their positive and human intervention and support.”

“Jane at BTS was fantastic! She listened to exactly what I was looking for in a new role and found me, my perfect employer. She checked in before and after all of my interviews which meant I was always fully prepped and feeling confident. Prior to coming to BTS I had a disheartened experience with recruiters and decided not to use them. I can honestly say Jane was honest and transparent throughout the whole process, she is the best in the game! I went on to be successful for the role and she continued to check how I was getting on in the build-up to and after my start date. BTS have exceptional customer service, I would recommend to all."

“In terms of feedback, I have been really happy working through Bayman Topping Smythe for the last 6 months. I’ve had absolutely no problems. Everything has been dealt with professionally. I’d also like to say that you yourself, Jane have been a big help. I’ve pestered you with quite a few queries and you've always come back really quickly with anything I’ve needed to know.”

“I found the recruitment process easy and efficient, which was aided by your efforts before, during, and after my placement. I know that the line manager was sorry to see me leave and tried to extend my time again, but circumstances could not allow it. I would have been happy to accept a further extension. I would like to thank you for your assistance and look forward to working with you again in the future.”

“I am happy to give first class testimonials for both Tracy Topping and Claire Bayman. They are both outstanding recruitment consultants, friendly, helpful and professional. Tracy, placed me when she worked for Hays and helped me through all the details of IR35 compliance and setting up a PSC. Nothing was too much trouble for her and after I started she kept in touch to make sure things were going ok. Claire placed me again last year and similarly helped me through issues around IR35 although in the end that became irrelevant. She is a good listener and helped structure an on payroll package which took account of my needs whilst meeting the business requirements of the client. I would like to record my appreciation of their outstanding professionalism and to say how much I enjoy my engagements with them. They really do make you feel valued and if I had to recommend recruitment consultants both Claire and Tracy would be top of my list.”

"I’d like to say a big thank you to everyone at Bayman Topping & Smythe for all their help in the recruitment process. It was a real comfort to have such a friendly and responsive service throughout a particularly stressful time. I look forward to working with you again in the future." 

"I would like to thank you and the all the team of  Bayman Topping for giving me the opportunity to work with my degree and follow my dream career as an accountant."

“I’ve had the fantastic experience of working with both Tracy and Claire. Tracy recruited me in a previous life and working with her is a first-class experience, couldn’t ask for better. Have never actually met Claire, but she recruited me for my most recent position. Our communication has been by phone but very easy and straightforward to deal with. Tracy and Claire are my favourite recruiters, friendly, straightforward and unlike others I have dealt with, they actually know what they’re doing. Always a pleasure to deal with.” - Finance Director

“It was an absolute pleasure to work with Claire in securing my new job. She is kind, communicative, and honest, and throughout the whole process, I always felt like a partner with her rather than just another CV. It was obvious from the way the recruitment journey had been devised that Claire and the team really understood what my new employer needed. BTS is a true model of what recruitment agencies can and should be. I wish the whole team every success in the future as you continue to grow.” - Finance Business Partner

“Both Tracy and Claire are refreshingly normal and down to earth when speaking with them. I have worked with Claire mainly this last 12 months and her professionalism, thoroughness, understanding of people and enthusiasm really sets BTS apart from other recruiters. Just having the honest conversations with Claire and Tracy is really helpful and they’re genuine too which is rare these days. I wish them all the best for what I expect will be a very bright future.” - Head of Finance

“Well, I have lost count of the number of recruiters I have dealt with in my career - usually looking for staff but also my own career moves. Tracy is absolutely in a league of her own. She helped me find my perfect position, really added value on how I could excel in each recruitment stage, and showed a genuine enthusiasm for the entire process.  Tracy and I met in person shortly before lockdown, but the entirety of the recruitment process thereafter was done remotely which was obviously novel and disorientating. Every point of contact was helpful and reassuring when so often it's the case that recruiters go in for the hard sell. Hopefully, it'll be a while before I need recruitment services again personally, but I would thoroughly recommend BTS to anyone looking to recruit or be recruited.” - FD

“Claire and Tracy were amazing right from the start. Right from the first phone call they made me feel that they really cared about ensuring that the whole recruitment process was important to them. They worked so hard and also kept me fully informed at all times and always felt that they were honest and upfront throughout the process. They have been so supportive in not only helping me secure a new role but also have followed up on a regular basis ensuring that everything is going well and as they described. I am really grateful to them for their support and would not hesitate to use and recommend their services in the future. Have a fantastic 1st anniversary and good luck for the future.” - Finance Business Partner

“I've always found Claire to be extremely proactive - she will contact me about potential opportunities, rather than me contacting her. She also thinks outside the box - identifying opportunities that might not exactly match my previous experience, but which share the same skillsets. I've enjoyed working with Claire in the past and will continue to do so in the future.  I would also definitely contact her if I were working for an organisation that was looking to recruit.” - Financial Controller

“From first meeting Claire, I was impressed by her knowledge of the industry, her passion for matching talent and skills to roles, and her professional approach.” - Finance Director

“I found Claire really helpful, knowledgeable and supportive whilst I was looking for a new role.” - Finance Manager

“I'd describe my contact with BT&S as undoubtedly one of the best recruitment experiences of my career - and I say this despite the outcome of the process which was ultimately unsuccessful from my own personal point of view. I found the whole process to be conducted in the most professional manner, yet it always retained that "personal touch" which I can well imagine is one of their strengths. In a word, it was a "pleasure" to do business with both Claire & Tracy.” - Head of Finance

“Congratulations to BTS on your first-year anniversary. It is always a very brave move to branch out and establish your own company but once I found out I had every confidence that it would be a success. The launch of BTS gave me a great opportunity to reconnect with Tracy whom I have known for many years. In addition to bringing all of the skills that you would expect from an experienced recruitment executive, Tracy has those additional qualities that are over and above the normal expectation of an agency relationship. Tracy shows a genuine interest in her potential candidates regardless if there is a current market opportunity and has a selfless approach to providing information and contacts. Tracy also gives good advice especially in terms of critiquing the way you are presenting yourself to the market. I wish the whole team every success in the future which I am sure will continue given the work ethic." - Finance Director

“Claire contacted me for an interim position following a recommendation from a former colleague. From the offset, I felt very comfortable explaining my experience and my concerns that the job was at a higher level than I was capable of. Claire took the time to talk through the role and highlight where my experience would be of benefit to the business. After my initial reservations, I decided to apply for the role and during the time before the interview, Claire would contact me - often when she was at home - to check I was ok with the interview prep, if I had any questions etc. I felt reassured and glad of the contact especially before the interview. Following the interview, Claire rang to see how I had got on and the next day I was successful in getting the job! I am now working back in my chosen industry sector on a great salary thanks to Claire's patience and reassurance and I can't recommend Bayman, Topping & Smythe enough as a recruitment agency. The personal touch goes a long way!” - Finance Business Partner

“I’ve known Claire for over 20 years. For me, she was the standout member of staff at Hays in the early years as well as (forgotten the name of firm Claire moved to!!) and it is no surprise she and Tracy formed their own company. Each time I have met and been in touch with Claire she has been thoroughly professional, resourceful, and most of all for me friendly and approachable. She always makes herself available for updates and if one route proves unsuccessful for whatever reason - she is already onto the next one. She gives you great confidence at a point when sometimes your mood is low and prepares you well when the chance of a new start does come- as it always does. She’s great!” - Finance Manager

“From the first phone call, Claire was confident that she would be able to help me make the leap from a long career in the Private sector into a Not for Profit organisation. In fact, Claire immediately had a role in mind that she thought I would be great for. I went on to be successful in my application and I am now extremely happy with my new place of work! Claire was more than happy to thoroughly coach me through the interview process and answer my questions at any time of the day (or night)! I found both Claire and Tracey to have my very best interests at heart. They were trustworthy, honest and had great empathy for my requirements from a new role. I am eternally grateful for the opportunity they had guided me towards and hope to further my career with Bayman, Topping & Smythe at some point in the future.” - Finance Business Partner

“I have had only limited contact with Bayman, Topping and Smythe in the past – only relating to a single systems accountant vacancy in Stretford which I wasn’t successful in getting. I did meet Claire to prep for the interview and found her professional, cheerful and optimistic so wouldn’t hesitate working with her again in the future.” - Systems Accountant

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